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Folly in Grounds of Beane River View (Beane River View Not Included)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hertford, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7977 / 51°47'51"N

Longitude: -0.0844 / 0°5'3"W

OS Eastings: 532194

OS Northings: 212744

OS Grid: TL321127

Mapcode National: GBR KBQ.9GK

Mapcode Global: VHGPN.H27P

Plus Code: 9C3XQWX8+36

Entry Name: Folly in Grounds of Beane River View (Beane River View Not Included)

Listing Date: 9 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268777

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461450

ID on this website: 101268777

Location: Hertford, East Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

District: East Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Hertford

Built-Up Area: Hertford

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Bengeo Holy Trinity and St Leonard with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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817-1/16/171 (South side)
Folly in grounds of Beane River View
(Beane River View not included)


Folly. c1848. Yellow stock brick with stone and artificial
stone dressings. Neo-Romanesque style, built as ornamental
3 storey circular tower with machicolated top and projecting
Lombard frieze. Slit windows with artificial stone heads,
quoins and sills. Buttresses to suggest 'ruined' walls; ground
floor has semicircular headed Norman style doorway with
cushion capitals on colonnettes and rope moulded head.
To west is single storey continuation in rubble and artificial
stone with external stair to first floor running over
elaborate Norman style semicircular archway with triple
colonnette reveals, cushion capitals, moulded impost band and
twine and ball, dog tooth and bird beak moulded bands below
outer dripmould.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this folly was built in the extended garden
area of No.2 North Road (qv), acquired by Thomas Smith in the
1840s, which included 5 acres of picturesque gardens, and the
island between the river and the Sele Mill stream. Ownership
was split after 1945 and the folly is now in the grounds of a
recently developed sheltered housing and nursing home for the
(Felstead A: Directory of British Architects 1834-1900:
London: 1993-).

Listing NGR: TL3219412744

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